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Navy, cream, and—dare we say—Millennial Pink are just a few tried-and-true hues that have paid their dues. And while there’s something to be said for falling back on the basics, it’s often the colors that only get to enjoy a brief moment in the spotlight that excite us the most. The latest underdog to venture out from the crowd? Lime green.  

Unlike its calming counterparts—think moss or mint—this acidic shade doesn’t pacify the senses: It electrifies them. Slimy circumstances have long given the curious color a not-so-sophisticated rap, but it looks like 2019 will be the year the sticky hue takes an elevated turn.

In the same way mustard yellow or tiger orange can instantly revitalize a room—even when used in small doses—lime green decor has a polarizing power to stop you in your tracks. The citrus-inspired shade might not prove to withstand the test of time, but we’re here to enjoy it while it lasts. From sculptural planters to supernatural vases, here are 11 lime green decor finds for every type of decorator.


For the Print-Obsessed

Paule Marrot Bowen Chair, Anthropologie ($1,198)

Peppered with sunny yellow flowers, lime green acts as a foundational anchor for a wispy print that wants to turn sitting down into a summer afternoon stroll.

For the Avid Reupholsterer

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Green Opium by DIMORESTUDIO, The Future Perfect ($290)

Warning: You’ll be tempted to cover every piece of furniture you own in this lavish fabric post-purchase.


For the Quirky Treasure Hunter

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Bright Green Porcelain Bud Vase, Maison Numen ($1,800)

Are extraterrestrial accessories the new terrazzo? This prickly vase makes a case for otherworldly textures.

For the Playful Cook

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Folding Cutting Board, MoMA Design Store ($16)

And you thought all that chopping, dicing, and slicing was all in the name of a better cause. With this electric green cutting board in your kitchen, prep work will turn into the main event.

For the Art Enthusiast

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WrongWoods Credenza, MoMA Design Store ($4,500)

Inspired by everyday patterns, British print artist Richard Woods’ colorful twist on wood grain block is a welcomed reminder that consoles, credenzas, cabinets, and other storage essentials don’t have to settle for boring.

For the Outdoorsy Type

Adeco Trading Star Burst Table, Walmart ($82)

A vibrant splash of green is especially fitting outdoors. Park this netted wire table out on a patio or balcony that could use a spring in its step.


For the Couch Potato

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Polder Sofa by Hella Jongerius, Danish Design Store ($8,600)

Inspired by low-lying stretches of land that have been reclaimed by the sea, this color-blocked sofa will forever change the landscape of your living room.

For the Vase Connoisseur

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Green Vase by Bzippy, Coming Soon ($240)

You don’t need freshly sourced Trader Joe’s blooms to put this sculptural vessel on display.

For the Statement-Maker

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Lobster Trap, Asa Pingree (Price upon request)

Vinyl dipped wire mesh is the future of furniture, at least according to Asa Pingree. The Brooklyn-based designer makes compromising on comfort seem decidedly worth it.

For the Green Thumb

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Circo Flower Pot by Sebastian Herkner, Stillfried ($844)

Few things make us happier than houseplants, and one of those few things just happens to be this tubular flower pot.


For the Hard Worker

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Signal Desk Lamp by Jielde, Horne ($315)

You don’t even have to plug this desk lamp in for it to work—its vivid hue will light the way.

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